The Colton Herder pulls a long string of tank cars full of corn syrup east. In the background, the 7:30 Trim Job can be seen (the other standard cab) shoving another cut of cars into the departure... (more)
UP 2483 leads a extra West Colton to Mira Loma train seen from the Pepper Ave overpass.
CSXT 3044 enters West Colton as it passes around on main 1 at Pepper Ave.
UP 3479 leads 3 other EMD's on a long general freight as it arrives at West Colton, seen from the famous Pepper Ave overpass.
Progress on the much discussed Colton Flyover appears to be moving right along. It looks like the eastern approach has been completed up to the current location of the existing diamond. Prep work ... (more)
The Mojave Flyer lives up to its reputation as a holdout for SD60M power in SoCal. Seen here a few miles from the ends of its short run for Mojave to West Colton.
One of UP's newest GE's backs down to its train, MWCRV which will be departing this afternoon. After having problems with these units shortly after delivery, its nice to see them back on the road ... (more)
3 of UP's rebuilt SD40's go about their duties at West Colton.
Thomas the Tank Engine Lives! Southern Pacific purchased 357 flared radiator SD45s from EMD (not counting variants, such as SDP45s, SD45Xs and SD45T-2s). And these big 20-cylinder brutes ... (more)
Running on borrowed time, a Riverside Local pulls out of Old Colton Yard and onto the street running section on 9th Street. This portion of the branch should last another month or so, as construct... (more)
SCAX 852 leads a Sunday morning westbound train through Colton.
The Salt Lake City arrives at West Colton with one of the best consists I've seen in awhile... an unpatched SP AC4400CW (which I saw only my second time 17 years earlier at this same spot), a 3GS2... (more)
The fairly predictable Sunday Extra Kaiser Hauler, LOQ32S, goes around the balloon track to change directions for its short run to Fontana, CA.
UP's Kaiser Hauler departs West Colton around the Balloon Track with the 9904 on the point.
SP 343 leads the Salt Lake to West Colton manifest off the Palmdale Cutoff as it arrives Colton.